A group in the town of St-Albert, southeast of Ottawa, is on a quest to set two new Guinness Book of World Records this weekend. The first record is to reclaim the record for the greatest number of threshing machines operating at the same time and the second is to make the largest pink ribbon for breast cancer. The event is being called ‘Threshing Machines… Trash Cancer’.
Organizer, François Latour said he is excited about this year’s attempt saying he hopes to have 250 plus threshing machines operating at the same time, which would totally obliterate the current record set in Manitoba. Latour and his organization originally held the record prior to Manitoba’s feat in 2016. The attempt for the threshing record will be at 1 PM and following that, the world’s largest awareness ribbon record will try to recruit some of the people attending or competing in the threshing attempt. Latour expects between 20,000-30,000 people to attend this event so the numbers are there for the largest ribbon.
On Saturday, August 10th, there will also be other activities including the Clarence-Rockland Plowmen’s Association’s plowing competition, an antique tractor pull, dancing tractors and antique demonstrations.
There will also be children activities set up all weekend. The event will take place in the fields just south of the St. Albert Cheese Coop at 150 St. Paul Street.
Here’s a YouTube video of the record setting event, held in St-Albert in 2015.